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The Beach, Hastings

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 150
Date: 1875/1878
Medium: drypoint
Size: 160 x 235 mm
Signed: no
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: 'Cancelled Plates', 1879
No. of States: 2
Known impressions: 20
Catalogues: K.116; M.100; W.101
Impressions taken from this plate  (20)


Two states are known before cancellation.

State 1

Impression: K1160101
There is no signature or inscription.
The composition is complete.

State 2

Impression: K1160202
Horizontal shading is added below the clothes or linen on the line.
Kennedy's description of the second state is incorrect; he mistook retroussage and burr for additional shading on the washing, and on the wall at right. 10

10: Kennedy 1910 (cat. no. 116).

State 2 (cancelled)

Impression: K1160304
Cancelled with widely spaced crossed diagonal lines.
The impression reproduced is slightly foxed.